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Wizz Air launches new routes from London Gatwick and Luton

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We don’t cover Wizz Air much on HfP, although we did send Rhys off to Vienna on a £1.79 Wizz Air ticket to see exactly what you get for your money.

The airline is launching a number of new routes from London Gatwick and London Luton this week and, as many are not served by British Airways, I thought it was worth flagging them.

The new routes are:

  • London Gatwick – Marrakesh (daily)
  • London Gatwick – Agadir (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)
  • London Luton – Prague (daily)
  • London Luton – Sharm El Sheikh (Mon, Fri)
  • London Gatwick – Sharm El Sheikh (Tue, Sat)
  • London Luton – Tallinn (Tue, Thu, Sat)
  • London Luton – Hurghada (Thu, Sun)

If Tallinn is on your bucket list, we have a review of the very impressive Radisson Collection Tallinn hotel here.

Comments (53)

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  • SamG says:

    I wonder if they’ll consistently manage to operate the Egypt flights there and back successfully on the same day, has been an issue with some of their longer flights at times, it does stretch the crew duty hours to the max!

    My sister recently suffered a delay on Easyjet due to this, weirdly the inbound flight operated on time but the flight back was night stopped before the aircraft had even left the UK. To be fair to Easyjet they put everyone up all inclusive in a good resort hotel, transport provided, vouchers for food at the airport as the plane had no catering and the €600 was paid within a week of claim submission. I can’t see Wizz doing any of that…buyer beware…

    • Michael Jennings says:

      I’ve never had a compensation claim with Wizz, but I did have diversion due to weather that took me to a different city. (It was a flight to Kharkiv that got diverted to Kyiv in happier days. Fuck Putin.). They provided a decent hotel, transfer to the hotel, dinner and breakfast in the hotel, and then onwards transport to the correct destination. No complaints from me.

      • SamG says:

        I imagine some of it is dependant on the handling agent on the ground and hotel availability etc. To be fair I imagine in SSH you’d be OK, I can’t imagine hotel rooms are under extreme pressure there and their handling agent is likely used to overnight delays as they aren’t uncommon on UK flights

  • Richmond_Surrey says:

    I didn’t fly with Wizzair since 2013, but got tempted with Sharm tickets when they started selling them. £87 return with priority boarding (bag) and seat at the front. Unfortunately COP27 conference forced me to choose dates in late November, due to hotels being sold out earlier. Departure from Gatwick, so can get there cheaply by train.

  • Cat says:

    Have fun Rhys!

  • Paul says:

    Wizz Air- my son flew to Cyprus with them this summer. After 4 hours on the ground at LGW offloaded and left in LGW with nothing overnight. No vouchers, hotels, nothing. Eventually told would leave at 12 noon and finally left at 6pm almost 24 hours late.
    Return cancelled when in Cyprus and he had to spend 45 minutes on phone to rebook.
    He was advised this week that they will pay €400 for outbound but he still hasn’t got the money. It is hugely challenging to submit a claim and more do to get money. There was an instant reply when claim submitted denying claim and closing case. Reopening it was very difficult but after some days we managed it. It’s been 4 months!
    They have fully denied his return cancellation claim and this has gone to ADR but that will be about a year.

    You get what you pay for. Buyer beware!

    • John says:

      Sounds familiar. Am waiting for a Wizz Air claim totalling almost 3K (2x 2x EU261 cancellations + 5 days accommodation, meals, etc) to make its way through ADR. Four months and counting….

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